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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Midnight Man (live)

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds unveil their new video to Dig lazarus Dig’s Midnight Man.

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June 30, 2008 at 7:59 am

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High Places – New Album

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On September 23 will High Places release their self-titled debut on Thrill Jockey. It’s shaping up to become a great album. Above you see the just released cover art and below the tracklisting you will find a link to one of the tracks that will be on the album.

Full Tracklisting:
01. The Storm
02. You in Forty Years
03. The Tree with the Lights in It
04. Vision’s the First…
05. Gold Coin
06. Papaya Year
07. Namer
08. Golden
09. A Field Guide
10. From Stardust to Sentience

Mp3: High Places – Golden

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June 27, 2008 at 11:40 am

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Drakkar Sauna – Wars And Tornados

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Wars And Tornados. Drakkar Sauna faithfully sing songs of The Louvin Brothers is the title of the new record from Jeff Stolz and Wallace Cochran aka Drakkar Sauna. Here they cover nine of Ira and Charlie Louvin’s songs in great style. From the start Drakkar Sauna has been in debt to the Louvin brothers and their close harmony type of singing and now they pay tribute to one of their biggest influences.

The Louvin brothers, who of course more or less invented the close harmony type of country music in the 1950’s, made some popular and much covered songs about love, hard times and religious fanatism back in those days. But they are probably just as famous for releasing one of the greatest album cover of all time with “Satan is Real,” which also contains some great music. If you like that record, next step would be to invest in the Bear Family’s 8 CD collection “Close Harmony” which contains over 200 Louvin Brothers tracks, which would satisfy your harmonizing needs for a while.

Drakkar Sauna has probably been listening a lot to the Louvin Brothers and they really sings the songs faithfully. Harmonies, tempo and delivery are all done in the same way as Louvin Brothers once did it, they don’t experiment much with the songs, which might be a negative thing depending on where one stands. However, instead of become boring, they make the songs sounds refreshing and even though they handle them very faithfully, they also make them their own in some ways. Backed by some great musicians Drakkar Sauna adds a new spark to the Louvin brothers harmonies and their tales about mournful longing.

Mp3: Dakkar Sauna – River of Jordan

Mp3: Dakkar Sauna – Are You Afraid To Die

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June 26, 2008 at 8:14 am

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Awesome Color – Electric Aborigines

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The last week, I’ve fallen in love with the sounds made by Awesome Color on their latest record Electric Aborigines (Out on Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace). No fancy stuff, just classic garage rock in the vein of legends such as The Stooges and MC5.

Guitarist/vocalist Derek Stanton, drummer Allison Busch and bassist Michael Troutman, might be thirty years too late, but that’s forgotten about twenty seconds into the opener Eyes of Light, which is a six-minute blast of stooges-like energy mixed in with some more psychedelic flavors and a wall of feedback. It’s a awesome start to an album that is surprisingly varied: devilish rockers, psych trips and inspired southern rock, they know their rock’n’roll for sure. Recommend if you like your music fuzzed-out, heavy and colorful!

Mp3: Awesome Color – Eyes Of Light

Mp3: Awesome Color – Taste It

Awesome Color – Hat Energy (Live)

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June 24, 2008 at 12:52 pm

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Live Report: Los Peyotes In Berlin

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Los Peyotes came to Bassy Saturday with a reputation for delivering shows, so insane wild, great and raucous, that they could elevate us all into some kind of a fifth dimension of pure garage rock bliss.

In other words, Los Peyotes had a lot to live up to. And they did not fail. As soon as the first tones strummed out of Victor “La Pantera”‘s organ, followed by Pablo Bam bam’s drums, it instantly ignited an one-and-half hour wild freak-out. On top of the dirty bass of Oscar Hechomierda and Rolando Bruno’s crazy fuzz guitar, vocalist/wild-man David Peyote spat out great lyrics about zombies, aliens and putas constantly pushing the audience towards new and unknown heights of Ecstasy.

And just as we taught it wasn’t possible to get any higher the Peyotes pulled garage rock royalty Rudi Protrudi (The Fuzztones) up from the crowd and together they ripped through The Sonics’ The Witch in what must have been one of the greatest encores ever!

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June 23, 2008 at 2:49 pm

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The Fuzztones – In Heat

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I missed out on what was supposedly a great Fuzztones concert at White Trash last week. In an attempt to get over it, I’ve been listening a lot to my Fuzztones’ records over the last week and I thought I might share a couple of really cool Fuzztones tunes here, from what might just be their best album: In Heat

It’s album full of great, fuzzy and of course tacky psycho-trash garage rock, with Rudi Protrudi dropping lines like “When I smell meat/I can’t retreat/Come on, baby/I’m in heat” and moral advices like “Always wear your rubbers in the rain” (in “Nine Months Later”). This is some awesome, but also seriously perverted stuff, check it out if you dare!

Mp3: The Fuzztones – In Heat

Mp3: The Fuzztones – Nine Months Later

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June 21, 2008 at 11:28 am

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Wooden Shjips – Vol. 1

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Psych rockers Wooden Shjips has just released Wooden Shjips Vol. 1, a collection of their early, limited run singles on Holy Mountain Records. There are some real great psych jams included here, among others their debut single, “Shrinking Moon For You”.

Mp3: Wooden Shjips – Shrinking Moon For You

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June 20, 2008 at 11:47 am

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